Kenyan human rights activist Gacheke Gachihi will be in the Netherlands on Monday April 4th to tell us about social justice, the dangers of being a human rights defender and about political accountability during a very promising Human Rights Café.
Gacheke Gachihi is a social justice activist who has been active in the human rights movement in Kenya for over a decade. He is a founding member of Bunge la Mwananchi (‘People’s Parliament’), an organic pro-poor social movement in Kenya historically related to popular social struggles for empowerment and participatory democracy. Since the early 1990s Bunge la Mwananchi has remained focused on this core value of organising to demand social equality and participatory democracy as a prerequisite for sustainable development, the rule of law and respect for human rights. The movement focuses on engaging citizens in public discussions in order to increase participation in democratic processes.